ORNL laser-interference structuring technique shows potential for reducing industrial chemical processing for vehicles
Green Car Congress
SEPTEMBER 26, 2021
Long-lasting protection from corrosion is essential for materials used for vehicles and aircraft to ensure structural integrity amid extreme operating conditions. Two chemical pre-treatment processes are widely used in industrial settings to prepare for coating adhesion and protect aluminum alloy surfaces against corrosion. While highly regulated, both processes use large quantities of hazardous compounds with known environmental and health risks.